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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tuesday, October 17tth, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse and sent forward 39 bales of Cotton to ? William Leaverton arrived on the cars from Sour lake and put up with us. Weather variable and cool with a light rain at night.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Monday, October 16th, 1865

To day I commenced clerking for James Wrigley in his warehouse at a salary of $5. per day, or if I remain as much as a Month, then at 100$ per Month. William Leaverton and my sister Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] arrived from the up Country [Houston County] on the stage and put up with me. Roberta is to go to school. They left all my relatives well. William Leaverton left on the cars for sour lake. I purchased from J.F.Carr & A. Drew 21 bales of Cotton at 23 Cts./lb. for a/c of Col. Wrigley. I received family letters from the up Country by Mr. Leaverton. Weather variable  and warm. [My copy of this page is not very clear.]

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sunday, October 15th, 1865

To day Col. Wrigley found his horse which had been ridden off by some negro & turned lose. He then left for Polk County. I remained at home all day. Weather clear and cool.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Saturday, October 14th, 1865

To day Mr. Ranger left on the cars for Houston. I spent the forenoon at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley left on his horse ? for Polk County but upon my going up town to my surprise I found him up there. Late in the evening his horse was stollen. I assisted him nearly all night in hunting for the horse, but without an success. Weather clear and cool.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Friday, October 13th, 1865

To day I drove my horse and buggy out to Rick's Mill after some meal, and had to go the second time before I could succeed. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and Mrs. Wrigley drove up town in the buggy and purchased a few articles. Weather clear and cool with a steady and strong wind blowing from the north.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Thursday, October 12th, 1865

To day I am still troubled with the tooth ache. In the evening the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children in company with Mrs. Wrigley, Mrs. Bolling and Col. Jim went out after chinquepins and had tolerable success. Weather variable and warm with an occasional shower of rain.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Wednesday, October 11th, 1865

To day I spent all the forenoon at the ware house. In the evening I was so tormented with the tooth ache that I could not leave the house. Weather cloudy and warm with occasional showers of rain and a hard rain at night.